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From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Artificial Life
      (a-life) The study of synthetic
     systems which behave like natural living systems in some way.
     Artificial Life complements the traditional biological
     sciences concerned with the analysis of living organisms by
     attempting to create lifelike behaviours within computers and
     other artificial media.  Artificial Life can contribute to
     theoretical biology by modelling forms of life other than
     those which exist in nature.  It has applications in
     environmental and financial modelling and network
     There are some interesting implementations of artificial life
     using strangely shaped blocks.  A video, probably by the
     company Artificial Creatures who build insect-like robots in
     Cambridge, MA (USA), has several mechanical implementations of
     artificial life forms.
     See also evolutionary computing, Life.
     [Christopher G. Langton (Ed.), "Artificial Life", Proceedings
     Volume VI, Santa Fe Institute Studies in the Sciences of
     Complexity.  Addison-Wesley, 1989].
     http://yahoo.com/Science/Artificial_Life/)">Yahoo! (http://yahoo.com/Science/Artificial_Life/).
     http://alife.santafe.edu/)">Santa Fe Institute (http://alife.santafe.edu/).
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